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Jeff Tarpinian
MLB #52
Height:
6-3
Weight:
240
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Omaha, NE
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 32 44 29 15 0.5 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 HOU 14 13 7 6 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 8 23 16 7 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 NE 3 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 7 7 5 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Signed with New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011...Released by Patriots on Sept. 12, 2011...Signed with Patriots to the Practice Squad on Sept. 14, 2011...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Sept. 22, 2011...Released by Patriots on Aug. 31, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Oct. 20, 2012...Released by Patriots on Nov. 12, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Nov. 13, 2012...Released by Patriots from practice squad on Sept. 4, 2013...Signed by Carolina Panthers to practice squad on Oct. 9, 2013...Released by Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013...Signed by Houston Texans on Oct. 28, 2013...Re-signed with Texans on March 10, 2015.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed with New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011...Released by Patriots on Sept. 12, 2011...Signed with Patriots to the Practice Squad on Sept. 14, 2011...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Sept. 22, 2011...Released by Patriots on Aug. 31, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the active roster on Oct. 20, 2012...Released by Patriots on Nov. 12, 2012...Signed by Patriots to the practice squad on Nov. 13, 2012...Released by Patriots from practice squad on Sept. 4, 2013...Signed by Carolina Panthers to practice squad on Oct. 9, 2013...Released by Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013...Signed by Houston Texans on Oct. 28, 2013...Re-signed with Texans on March 10, 2015.

CAREER:
Has played in 31 games with four starts, recording 36 tackles, 0.5 sacks, one pass defensed and 17 special teams tackles
Set the franchise record with 16 tackles in his first start as at Texan vs. Oakland (11/7/13)

2014 (Houston 14/0):
Led the team with 12 special teams tackles
Made a special teams tackle at Oakland (9/14) in Week 2
Made a special teams tackle against the New York Giants (9/21) in Week 3
Made a special teams tackle vs. Buffalo (9/28) in Week 4
Recorded his first career forced fumble on punt coverage in the second quarter at Dallas (10/5) that led to Houston getting the ball on the Cowboys 38. Also had a career best four special teams tackles in the game
Notched his first two tackles of the season vs. Indianapolis (10/9) in Week 6
Registered a pair of special teams tackles at Pittsburgh (10/20) in Week 7
Inactive in Weeks 8-9
Played at Cleveland (11/16) in Week 11, vs. Cincinnati (11/23) in Week 12 and vs. Tennessee (11/30) in Week 13
Assisted on a special teams tackle at Jacksonville (12/7) in Week 14
Made a special teams tackle at Indianapolis (12/14) in Week 15
Made a special teams tackle vs. Jacksonville (12/28) in Week 17

2013 (Houston 8/3):
Inactive vs. Indianapolis (11/3) in Week 9
Made his Texans debut and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Arizona (11/10)
Recorded a career-high and franchise-record 16 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed vs. Oakland (11/17)
Notched 0.5 sacks, the first sack recorded in his career vs. New England (12/1) 

2012 (New England 3/0):
Appeared primarily on special teams in three games

2011 (New England 7/1):
Made the 53-man roster after joining the team as a rookie free agent
Appeared in seven games and made one start. Finished the season with four tackles on defense and eight special teams tackles
Placed on Injured Reserve with a head injury on Nov. 24, 2011
Inactive due to injury vs. Kansas City (11/21)
Made his first career start at linebacker and registered four tackles in a win at the N.Y. Jets (11/13) on Sunday Night Football
Saw his first NFL action vs. Buffalo (9/25)

COLLEGE:
Began his college career at Iowa as a defensive back before moving to linebacker during the spring of 2007 following his redshirt freshman season
Was a top special teams player as well as a starter at linebacker during his career
Recorded 97 total tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery

PERSONAL:
Was named the Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year and won a pair of state titles as an option quarterback
Majored in accounting

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